Demanding the wage revision settlement for bank employees and officers, all nine unions of the banks the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) is all set to call for the second phase of their massive demonstration from March 11. Earlier the strike was held on February 10 in front of State Bank of India, Regional Office, Kingsway, Nagpur.
The demands of the bankers include wage revision with 20 percent hike on payslip components with adequate loading thereof, five-day banking, merger of special allowance with basic pay, withdrawal of NPS, updating of pension, improvement in family pension, allocation to staff fund based on operating profits, exemption from income tax on retrial benefits without ceiling, uniform definition of business hours, lunch hours, etc. in branches, introduction of leave bank, defined working hours for officers and equal wage for equal work for contract employees and business correspondents.
General Secretary of EMEA, Jaywant Gurav, conducted the programme and highlighted the long pending issues of the bankers. He said due to laxity on part of IBA chairman and government, bankers have decided to proceed on a three-day strike from March 11 to March 13, he said.
In the protest in early this month, thousands of Bank employees participated to press their demand for wage revision and other ancillary demands.
Joint convener Suresh Bhobhate also was present at the demonstrations. Nagesh Dande of INBOC spoke about fake news being circulated in Whatsapp by a disgruntled group and not to fall prey to any such false propaganda.